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Grandeur of 600-year-old Goan Churches

NT BUZZ A fine arts documentary photo exhibition titled, ‘Ecclesiastical Goa: 16th and 17th Century Churches’ by self-taught photographer Payal Kakkar was recently inaugurated by the Archbishop of Daman and Goa, Filipe Neri Ferrao at St Francis of Assisi Church, Old Goa. Also present was guest of honour, director at Fundacao Oriente, Maria Ines Figueira; parish priest of Se Cathedral, …

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Environmental warning and diasporic reflections

NT BUZZ As part of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival 2018, Portuguese author Maria Filomena Amaral and Australian author of Goan origin, Suneeta Peres Da Costa sat down to chat about their books with Delfim Correira da Silva, the director at Institute Camoes in Panaji. The author of 12 books so far, Amaral is on her first visit to …

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There is a tendency to dump on Gandhi: Guha

NT BUZZ Having written extensively on Mahatma Gandhi over the years, historian Ramachandra Guha in conversation with David Gilmour at GALF 2018, admitted that Gandhi has taken over his life. While he penned ‘Gandhi Before India’ in 2013, his latest ‘Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World 1914-1948’ came out this year and completes the two-volume biography on The Father …

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‘Accumulated rage of centuries of women has been unleashed’

American journalist, author and documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Flock always had a special corner for women’s and social issues. At the Goa Arts and Literature Festival she discussed her book, ‘Love and Marriage in Mumbai’. NT BUZZ caught up with her to discuss the book, journalism, sexual harassment and more Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Elizabeth Flock moved from Chicago …

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‘The power of the word is unimaginable’

Portuguese author Maria Filomena Amaral who was part of GALF 2018, talks about how her first trilogy ‘Mãe Nossa’, the statements she is trying to make through her works, and why people should never forget about the forest fires in Portugal in 2017 CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Having previously penned tales like ‘A Casa de Sorte’ (The House of …

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Celebrating the Indo-Portuguese link

NT BUZZ Goan and Portuguese cuisine, dance, music and camaraderie were all around at the tenth edition of Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa (Goa) that was celebrated at the Food and Music Festival, at Taleigao Community Centre. The two-day cultural event witnessed Goan musicians perform while guests enjoyed Portuguese and Goan delicacies like Pastéis de Bacalhau, Cabidela, Sorpotel, Xacuti, Sannas, …

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Quite a Disaster – FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE

Film: Kedarnath Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan, Nitish Bharadwaj Directed by: Abhishek Kapoor Duration: 2 hrs Rating: * 1 / 2 ‘Kedarnath’ is directed by Abhishek Kapoor, who entertained us with ‘Rock On’ (2008) but also afflicted us with ‘Fitoor’ back in 2016. This is a disaster film which turns out to be a quite a disaster itself. …

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Citizen – Tiatr REVIEW JP Pereira

‘Citizen’, the tiatr that bagged the second prize at the Kala Academy Tiatr Competition, is a hard hitting look, at the corruption that has engulfed our state today. Can an honest administrator survive in this cauldron of corruption? This is the story of a tough and honest deputy collector, the local politician, his son and a cop who faces a …

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DKA’s Dalgado Puroskar 2018 presented

NT BUZZ When Pope Joao Paul II visited Goa he said spoke a few words in Konkani. In fact he read those words given to him written in Roman script and said: “Of all the scripts of different languages in the world, Roman script is the easiest to read.” When our former Archbishop Dom Jose Alvernaz had to speak few …

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From the football field to the tiatr stage

JP Pereira Creto has made a name for himself as an artiste, who performs a several types of roles. In a short span of time, since he stepped onto the Konkani stage, he has been seen as a teenager suffering from autism, a hen-pecked effeminate husband, a funny ‘bhattkar’ to an ageing detective, besides the romantic hero he is usually …

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